REALTOR® of the Year recognizes those who have served the real estate profession and their communities. Since 1956, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has been honoring the state REALTORS® of the Year.

See the 2023 State REALTORS® of the Year

How Winners Are Chosen

Each state association uses their own criteria to choose the winners, but REALTOR® of the Year winners often are selected for possessing some or all of these qualities:

  • REALTOR® Spirit
  • Participation in civic activities, including service clubs, charity, fraternal or religious groups
  • Notable business accomplishments
  • State, local and/or national association activity, including attendance at national conventions, participation in leadership, or work with NAR’s affiliated institutes, societies, and councils.

For Local and State AEs: Suggested selection criteria for REALTOR® of the Year

Questions regarding NAR’s recognition of the State REALTOR® of the Year may be directed to Andrew Scoulas at If you have questions regarding your local or state association’s REALTOR® of the Year awards you will want to contact your local or state association directly.  There is no National REALTOR® of the Year award.